Monday Mixer


Written by Ellen Chen

Mondays suck. Mondays after a weekend rage of consuming booze and exhausting your body, however, are another thing entirety. The last thing you need during a hangover is a whole playlist of trap music or hard rock banging in your head. So here is a playlist of some chill music that might help soothe a splintering head.

Kings of Convenience – I Don’t Know What I Can Save You From

This is a perfect song to start with in the morning. Its calming and delicate acoustic melody will ease you into the morning. Moreover, Erlend Øye’s voice sounds like peaceful meditations to your mind.

Oasis – Champagne Supernova

Oasis is a classic 90’s rock band and Champagne Supernova has been one of their greatest successes. The song’s soft guitar and drums will gently wake you up.

Sublime – Santeria

Although Sublime’s career ended abruptly after their 1996 self-titled album, they paved the way for many punk garage bands of the 90’s and early 2000’s. With a dose of reggae, “Santeria” is a great tune to listen to as you try to recover.

Bob Marley – Buffalo Soldier

Bob Marley, the king of chill music, will gently usher you into this morning (or afternoon depending on when you wake up). You’ll be swaying your head in no time, which may not be the best idea for your current state of mind…

Bombay Bicycle Club – Sixteen

Bombay Bicycle Club recently released their new album So Long, See You Tomorrow. While songs from the recent album explores synth and electronic elements, Sixteen is from The Boy I used to Be which can be categorized more as indie rock. Sixteen has a great and steady tempo as well as harmonious guitar strumming, but Jack Steadman’s quavering vocals have a rhythm of their own which can stimulate your brain.

Guster – Rise and Shine

This title is ideal for a hangover. Hopefully this song’s cheerful chorus will pep up your inebriated mind. There is also a lovely interlude of piano and violin in this song as well.

Maccabees – Toothpaste Kisses

A friend once told me that this is a good song for when you’re actually happy to wake up with the person next to you. The soft acoustic strumming of the song, the tempo of the drums, and the sweet lyrics can easily elevate one’s mood and will get you humming along in no time.

Liam Finn – Energy Spent

The title pretty much sums up your weekend. Liam Finn knows how to sugar coat a hangover; you’re not broken, just a little hungover.

Morrissey – Everyday is Like Sunday

Morrissey, lead singer of the 80’s rock band The Smiths, has a voice that is dreamy and enjoyable to listen to in any state of mind. Though the actual lyrical meaning of this song is very profound, this has remained one of Morrissey’s most well-known songs.

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